Ted Gärdestad – A Swedish Legend

Tonight the show “Så Mycket Bättre” (So Much Better) aired the last episode for the season. The artist in focus was Ted Gärdestad, tonight represented by his brother and the man who wrote all his lyrics, Kenneth Gärdestad.

If there was a hall of fame for Swedish musicians, Ted would surely be there.

This is a english version of “Fånga Min Ängel”.

 

Sara Isaksson / Anders Widmark – To Open Up My Heart

Sara Isaksson has one of Sweden’s most beautiful voices. In this clip she plays Anders Widmark:s (piano) song “To Open Up My Heart”. A great song that may fit well to tomorrow’s Valentines. Modest, honest, upright and touches our hearts, and I guess those words all describe what a healthy relationship is all about.

Link to Apple Music: https://itun.es/se/GnKde?i=68043621

In my “Best Albums Of All Times” Sara Isakssons album Red Eden was one of my choices. You’ll find that link here

Tove Lo – An Amazing Career

What’s great during the holidays is that there is time to dig deep in things that I normally don’t have time to. Yesterday, when I heard Tove Lo’s amazing duet on the new Coldplay album (for the xxx:th time), I had to find out more about her career, and her earlier material. Off course many of us have heard “Talking Body”, but I didn’t realize that she was behind so many other great tracks, and that her carrier had reached so far.

It’s really amazing to follow all the new Swedish female producers, songwriters and artists going out in the world, fearlessly and aiming for the absolute top!

So here’s a quick list to get you started:

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tove_Lo

Talking Body (from the album Queen Of Clouds):
https://open.spotify.com/track/7cgu4JBW3hq1GwTM1ilkKQ

Duet with Adam Lambert – Rumors: https://open.spotify.com/track/0tZPbskqU5QcJnZHv0f03Z

Fun, duet on Coldplay’s new album: https://open.spotify.com/track/7fJFDK6XjYsXcMKNHESbot